S.J. Moffat papers, 1940-2006

Overview of the Collection

Moffat, S.J.
S.J. Moffat papers
1940-2006 (inclusive)
86 cubic feet (86 boxes)
Collection Number
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
Telephone: 3077663756
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Additional Reference Guides
Additional Information

Partial finding aid available in repository.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Shannon (S.J.) Moffat was a reporter and free-lance writer based out of Palo Alto, CA. She wrote medical and technical reports for universities and private companies in the U.S., including the University of Wyoming. Born Samuel J. Moffat in 1927, she served in the Navy during the Second World War, and graduated from Amherst College before moving to California in 1954. She passed away in 2009.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The S.J. Moffat collection contains the manuscripts, drafts, and research for Moffat's free-lance articles and reports. The research material includes articles and notes for "A Comprehensive Medical Education System for Wyoming: The Governor's Steering Committee on Medical Education Development" (1974), and a Navy photo scrapbook used for a novel. In addition, there are newspaper clippings, manuals, books, and journals written or edited by Moffat, including several issues of the Stanford Library Associates publication, "The Imprint." There are also audiocassettes of interviews with doctors and professors discussing topics in health, medicine, and technology. There is material covering Moffat's gender transition, including a diary she kept as it was occurring. Other materials, including files of her professional organizations, volunteer work, student advising and certificates, are included as well.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright Information

Author maintains copyright.

Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Preservation Note

System Requirements

Interviews -- audiocassettes.

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by S.J. Moffat at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

Processing Note

Processing Information

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Subordinate Component # 1Return to Top

The American Heritage Center is in the process of converting its older container lists to a more accessible format. This link is to an older version of a container list.


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Authors.
  • Health -- United States -- 20th century.
  • Journalism -- United States -- 20th century.
  • Medical education.
  • Medical writing.
  • Technical writing.
  • Technology.
  • Transgender people--United States.

Corporate Names

  • Stanford Universities. Libraries. Associates.
  • United States. Navy.

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Moffat, Shannon.